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Coat of arms of Meillant
Coat of arms
Meillant is located in France
Coordinates: 46°46′54″N 2°30′20″E / 46.7817°N 2.5056°E / 46.7817; 2.5056Coordinates: 46°46′54″N 2°30′20″E / 46.7817°N 2.5056°E / 46.7817; 2.5056
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Saint-Amand-Montrond
Canton Saint-Amand-Montrond
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Cœur de France
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Guillon
Area1 40.6 km2 (15.7 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 781
 • Density 19/km2 (50/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18142 /18200
Elevation 152–288 m (499–945 ft)
(avg. 184 m or 604 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Meillant is a commune in the Cher department in the Centre region of France.


An area of lakes and streams, forestry and farming comprising the village and several hamlets, situated some 22 miles (35 km) south of Bourges, at the junction of the D10, D92 and the D37 roads.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 745 —    
1968 772 +3.6%
1975 658 −14.8%
1982 684 +4.0%
1990 749 +9.5%
1999 792 +5.7%
2008 781 −1.4%


  • The church of St. Aubin, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The thirteenth-century château de Meillant, once the home of the house of Amboise.
  • Several houses dating from the sixteenth century.
  • A seventeenth-century washhouse at the hamlet of Saint-Rhamble.
  • Traces of a 17th-century priory.
  • The sixteenth-century chapel at the chateau.
  • Some parts of the convent of Saint Catherine.
  • A museum at the chateau.

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